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Day 2 of lockdown: A Rs 1.7 lakh cr injection

After first easing tax deadlines and business regulations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package for the poor today. India's case count spiked to 650, with 13 casualties being reported so far.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020, 05.51 PM IST
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India lockdown day 02 wrap: What all happened
India lockdown day 02 wrap: What all happened
Coronavirus

COVID-19 CASES

Confirmed
226,770
Deaths
6,348
After first easing tax deadlines and business regulations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package for the poor today.

India's case count spiked to 650, with 13 casualties being reported so far.

Meanwhile, SpiceJet announced a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on Sunday to take Indians who have returned from Iran to govt quarantine facility. Over 500 Germans who were stranded in India have been flown back.

Here is everything that happened...


THE COUNT SO FAR
  • Total number cases in Maharashtra rises to 125; death toll at 4
  • Three persons including a doctor couple test positive in Telangana, total cases rise to 44 in state
  • Two more people test positive in Rajasthan, total number in the state rises to 40; 73-year-old man dies
  • Second death in Karnataka
  • Two more cases reported in Bihar, taking the total count to six
  • 48 people, who had come in contact with the first coronavirus fatality in Kashmir, put in quarantine
  • 4 new cases in Gujarat; tally rises to 43; 1 more casualty takes state's death toll to 3
  • 3 cases in Goa
  • 4 reported in Lucknow, taking the total tally in the state to above 40
  • Woman from Mumbai who tested positive, passes away
  • 5 more test positive in Indore; total cases rise to 10 in city, 20 in MP
  • Cases rise to 6 in Chhattisgarh
  • 10th case reported in West Bengal
  • Mohalla clinic doctor, family test positive in Delhi; 800 people in quarantine
  • Nagpur reports one more COVID-19 patient; tally reaches 5
World India Total Deaths
4,86,592 649 22,020

GOVT BOOSTER
  • Govt to supply 7kg/person subsidised foodgrains under PDS for 3 months
  • Rs 1.7-lakh-crore PM Gareeb Kalyan Scheme

UNORGANISED SECTOR
  • 5 kg rice/wheat to each gareeb for next three months for free
  • Rs 2,000 for each farmer to be frontloaded
  • MGNREGA wages for 5 crore families increased; Rs 2,000 additional income per worker
  • One time ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 to be given in two instalments over 3 months to poor senior citizens
  • Ex Gratia amount of Rs 500/ month for the next three months for women Jan Dhan account holders
  • Ujjwala scheme women will be given free cylinders for the next three months
  • Rs 20 lakh collateral free loans available to SHGs
  • State governments to utilise Rs 31,000 crore welfare fund for the benefit of construction workers

ORGANISED SECTOR

  • Govt to pay EPF contribution of both the employer and employee (12% each) for the next three months for firms with up to 100 employees with 90% of drawing less than Rs 15,000 salary
  • EPFO regulations to be amended to allow workers to draw up to 75% of their non-refundable advance or 3 months of wages, whichever is lower

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN
  • DPIIT sets up a Control Room to monitor the status of transportation and delivery of goods, manufacturing, and delivery of essential commodities
  • Bihar announces Rs 100 crore relief package for the poor
  • Rs 1000 each to be released to 3.5 lakhs workers in J&K
  • Haryana govt to provide an extension in service to medical and para-medical staff
  • Services rendered by doctors and media fall under the 'Essential Services' category
  • Haryana Govt to send jail inmates on parole
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to donate Rs 50 lakh worth rice to the underprivileged
  • MCA officials to work from home for the next 21 days
  • J'khand to give 2 months' ration in advance
  • Indian banks may shut down most branches during lockdown
  • Essential Services can now be open 24x7 in Delhi
  • PV Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana and Andhra
  • Metro services will remain closed until 14 April 2020
  • Nagaland: Petrol pumps to remain open on alternate days, groceries for 4 hours daily
  • Bihar govt to bear expenses of migrant workers stranded in other states
  • ICC shuts down World Cup cricket qualifiers till July
  • MTNL to provide 1-month free access to corporate servers for work from home
  • Senior citizens to get doorstep delivery of essentials in Uttarakhand

STATE OF HEALTH
  • AIIMS to constitute a task force, start a tele-consultation facility
  • Chemists start home delivery in Kashmir
  • M&M along 2 public sector units help ventilator manufacturer to scale up
  • Odisha planning to set up second Covid-19 testing lab at Sambalpur hospital
  • Assam govt to set up 4 temporary hospitals
  • Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru to be made COVID19 hospital
  • Odisha to set up the largest COVID19 hospital
  • IAF has created 9 quarantine facilities of 200-300 personnel capacity each, at nodal IAF bases across the country

BUSINESS AND MARKETS
  • Sensex extends rally to third day, surges 1,411 points; Nifty ends above 8,600
  • Multi Commodity Exchange(MCX) circular about change in timings of trading till April 14
  • Leather exporters seek immediate support from govt
  • Airbus reduces wing production for three weeks
  • Lava pays 20 per cent advance salary to factory workers
  • Steel players consider to cut production
  • Suzuki Motor Gujarat extends plant closure till Apr 14

ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD
  • Deadliest day is US on Wednesday with 223 deaths
  • Coronavirus cases in US cross 65,000 with more than 1,000 fatalities
  • China reports 67 new imported coronavirus cases
  • Malaysia reports 235 new coronavirus cases in biggest daily jump
  • Pak seeks USD 3.7 bln loan as coronavirus cases cross 1,100
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